Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Secrets of Rita's wedding cake and dress

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog June 2012, reposted to this blog with permission.)

For those Corrie fans asking where Rita's wedding dress and hat came from, we have the inside info direct from the Coronation Street wardrobe department.

Rita's dress was specially made by one of Corrie's assistant designers, Carmela Manzo Warren. Carmela has designed several outfits before for a lot of the Corrie actors as well as for other occasions. 

Carmela spent a lot of time with Barbara Knox, who plays Rita, while designing, making sure that she was comfortable and happy with the final outfit.

And Rita's hat came from H'atalier in Manchester.

Well, today's the day for red-haired Rita, Queen of the Street, to marry Dennis Tanner. We know that all will not run smoothly with Rita getting kidnapped while the Street enjoys a Jubilee fancy dress party as the wedding drama plays out by the canal.

But one thing's for sure. There'll be cake. Oh yes, there'll be wedding cake for Rita and Dennis and here it is in all its glory.

This is the very cake that has been made for Rita and Dennis' wedding on Coronation Street, by Suzanne Thorp at The Frostery.  (eta: You only get a quick glimpse of the cake on screen)

Check out The Frostery's website which reveals pictures of cakes from past Corrie weddings.

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